Dhansak with Brown rice

"From today's "Thursday" magazine; this is the winning recipe of the week. It is a spicy hot yet almost sweet and sour curry, which comprises wither mutton or chicken combined with lentils. It is originally a Persian dish. My dad loves this dish alot:)"
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Ready In:
2hrs 45mins




  • Clean and soak the dals (lentils) in water for 30 minutes.
  • Grind the ginger and garlic and apply the paste to the washed pieces of mutton.
  • Quarter the potato, brinjal and red pumpkin.
  • Chop finely the onion, mint leaves, corriander leaves, fenugreek leaves and green chillies.
  • Heat a tbsp.
  • of oil.
  • Fry the onion till light brown.
  • Add the mutton.
  • Stir.
  • Add all the above ingredients.
  • Add the dals and a little water.
  • Let it cook till the dal and meat are tender.
  • Remove the meat pieces.
  • Mash the dal.
  • Keep aside.
  • Now prepare the seasoning.
  • For this, chop the onion and tomatoes finely.
  • Fry onions till golden brown.
  • Add the ground masala.
  • Fry well.
  • Add all the powdered spices, tomatoes and lastly add the mashed dal, meat pieces and a little water.
  • Simmer on slow flame till the masalas are well mixed.
  • Before serving, add the juice of a lemon and a tsp.
  • of jaggery.
  • Serve the dal (slightly thick) with the brown rice.
  • Now prepare the rice.
  • For this, wash and soak it in water.
  • Slice the onion.
  • Fry it in ghee till light brown.
  • Add cumin and sugar.
  • Fry well till the sugar and onions are fried well.
  • Add the coarsely crushed spices alongwith rice.
  • Fry a little.
  • Add salt and water.
  • Cook, partially covered, till the water has evaporated and rice is cooked.

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  1. superb tasty atleast you should make it once.......


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